Climate change

It may take years for US policy on green jobs to be in place

July 29, 2009 / 1 Comment

Though alternative energy can provide jobs across many sectors in the United States economy, formulation of a policy in this regard may take many years to develop. State laws on “green” power and regional cap-and-trade schemes on greenhouse-gas have been instrumental in impelling local economies to start converting from plants based on fossil fuel to green jobs, US governors told Senate’s ...

Climate Change Bill: Business Groups in US Warns of ‘Green Trade War’

July 29, 2009 / No Comments

Major business groups in the United States have warned US Congress that it will trigger what may be called a “green trade war” if Congress passes a climate change bill which “threatens” other countries with taxes on energy-intensive goods. In a letter to US Senate leaders, the National Foreign Trade Council, the United States Chamber of Commerce and two other groups ...

Fight climate change like Churchill fought the Nazis, exhorts Al Gore

July 16, 2009 / No Comments

Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States, has resorted to the example of Winston Churchill in his latest word of warning about global warming.  Al Gore, environmental campaigner and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, also won an Oscar for his film titled An Inconvenient Truth – a film that helped bring the grave question of global climate change ...

G8 deal on global warming limit will pave way for post-Kyoto Protocol treaty

July 13, 2009 / No Comments

The agreement reached at the recent summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations (the G8) held in Italy to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) could help a post-Kyoto Protocol treaty materialize in December 2009. According to Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission (EC), an agreement on the global temperature target, ...

Medical Doctors Warn about Climate Change Hazards

May 18, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_5139" align="alignright" width="275" caption="Climate change is now the biggest threat to humanity?"][/caption]So far, it was the climatologists and environmentalist who were mainly warning the world about the hazards of climate change. Now, medical doctors have joined them. A study by the University College London, published in the medical journal Lancet, has warned that the problems caused by climate change such ...

Excess Carbon Emissions to Speed Up the Ocean Acidification Process

March 20, 2009 / No Comments

Whenever there is a group of environmentalists and top notch scientists (?) who claim that human activity and carbon emissions are destroying the planet, there is a group of skeptics to challenge it. But when it comes to ocean acidification, the conclusive evidence is before our eyes— we are causing irreversible damage to the planet. Image by shoebappa A team of scientists ...

More Gloom and Doom Predictions about Global Warming

February 18, 2009 / No Comments

Ho hum. Some 'top scientists' are predicting "global warming is likely to worsen faster and cause more environmental damage than has been predicted." "Unless aggressive measures are taken, the greenhouse gases will accumulate faster than expected in the Earth's atmosphere, increasing the danger of irreversible climate change by the end of the century, a leading climate scientist of the Intergovernmental Panel ...

Glaciers Can Defy Global Warming, Too – Perito Moreno

February 6, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_3857" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Perito Moreno"][/caption] Global warming - happening, not happening, human caused, not caused and all that aside. Yeah, there is global climate change. And whether we can do anything about it and all that aside...there is a glacier, Perito Moreno in the southern Patagonia region, also known as the "White Giant" that is gaining as much as 3 ...

10 Amazing Halo Images that Gamemakers Like Halo 3 Can’t Compete with

December 16, 2008 / No Comments

The halos we think are magnificent are not the kind that comes in a box - think Halo 3 - but the ring of light that can be seen encircling and extending outwards from the sun or moon. The halo is created ( I love this word) when the sun or moonlight is refracted when passing through ice crystals. There ...

Climate Change in California Causes Heavy Losses

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Without any fanfare it's no longer global warming, well not as often anyway, but climate change. No matter. Real estate assets in California are said to be at risk to extreme weather events, sea level rise, wild fires and such, to the tune of $2.5 trillion. A group of researchers in UC Berkeley are the first to quantify the costs of ...